Actress Kristen Stewart is head over heels in love and is shouting it from the rooftops. In a new interview with Elle UK the Twilight actress revealed how in love she is with girlfriend Alicia Cargile.
Alicia Cargile is also an artist who’s worked in the industry as a VFX producer and has a thing for drawing.
Find out more about the happy couple.
1. Stewart Is “Really in Love” With Her and “Much Happier”
Stewart created a media frenzy yesterday when her interview with Elle UK came out, in which she spoke candidly about her relationship.
I think also right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend. We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’
This is confirmation that they are actually dating, although Stewart didn’t name names.
She told Elle UK that being open about this relationship has changed her life. “It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
Stewart previously dating another woman, Stephanie “Soko” Sokolinski, and of course, her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson
2. Cargile Has Met Stewart’s Mom, Who Is Happy but Wants Stewart to Wait to Settle Down
What’s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy…She’s my daughter, I’m just her mom so she knows I would accept her choices.
Another person she loves? Cargile. “I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her. What’s not to accept? She’s a lovely girl.”
Jules is accepting of all sexualties, even though Stewart refuses to be labeled.
I feel like people need to be free to love whoever they want. I accept my daughter loves women and men. It’s OK to be who you are in my world. We all choose our friends so we should be free to choose our lovers…People are good to do whatever they like as long as they’re not hurting people or breaking the law…I have gay friends, family members, I’m accepting of people, we are all free to choose who we want to love.
However, she doesn’t want her daughter to rush into anything too serious just yet. “They were a great couple, but she’s 25 years old and I’d like to see her have a lot more life experience before she chooses someone to settle down with.
3. Cargile Was Stewart’s Personal Assistant
We all know that Stewart doesn’t mind mixing business with pleasure (Pattinson and Stewart cheating Pattinson with her director Rupert Sanders) so it should come as no surprise that Cargile and Stewart worked together. According to Entertainment Tonight, Cargile was Stewart’s personal assistant.
Asked about her personal assistant by Conan O’Brien in April 2015, she described the odd relationship between actress and assistant but did not say anything about romance.
There’s so much isolation and protection that has to happen. So then you end up, kind of like, hiring a buddy, a confidante, like, somebody to organize your schedule, but in addition to that, like kind of like, live with you essentially. So yeah, it’s definitely more complicated than, ‘Go buy me tampons because I’m embarrassed to do it myself.’
4. Stewart Wants to Be Open About This Relationship
Stewart told Elle UK she’s done hiding.
When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.
5. They’ve Been Dating 1 Year But Have Known Each Other for 2 Years
According to Bustle, Cargile and Stewart have been dating on-and-off for almost a year. However, Stewart’s mom commented on the relationship over a year ago, so that must mean it’s been more than a year.
The BBC reported that they began dating in 2015 before they broke up in October. During that breakup, Stewart had a short relationship with French musician and actress Soko.
People reports that they been photographed hanging out since at least 2014, “often stepping out together with their mutual friends for group meals or to run errands.”